In short, no.
The stereotype of the smug vegan perpetually looking down his or her nose at ‘normal people’ is just that – a stereotype. It’s no more true than any of the other harmful generalisations we encounter about groups who may be different to the norm.
The truth is that vegans are ‘normal people’. We’re an incredibly diverse bunch, and like anyone, our thoughts are primarily concerned with the drama of day to day life – work, friends, relationships, family, hobbies and, of course, what to have for dinner!
The only difference for vegans is that our day to day lives do not include animal products, and this decision not to use or consume animals is one made out of compassion for those creatures rather than a wish to feel superior to other humans.